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TV ratings for Jackie Robinson West’s Sunday loss clobber the White Sox, Cubs
Jackie Robinson West lost Sunday’s game, but the Morgan Park-based Little Leaguers proved once again that they’re winners when it comes to TV ratings.
The pre-teens’ Sunday afternoon battle against Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge scored a 4.6 rating for WLS-Channel 7, according to ABC.
That means about 161,000 households in the Chicago market watched Jackie Robinson West fall 13-2 in their first defeat of the Little League tournament.
The White Sox faced off against Toronto at the same time Sunday in a game televised on WGN-Channel 9.
That Major League match, which admittedly lasted longer than four innings, gleaned a 1.0 rating.
Roughly 35,000 local households — less than a quarter of the number tuned into the Little League game — watched the Sox.
The Cubs didn’t fare a whole lot better than the Sox — ratings wise — in their game against the Mets, which started a bit earlier Sunday at 12:10 p.m. Shown on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, that game drew a 1.6 rating, or 56,000 households in the Chicago market.
Jackie Robinson West, the first all-black team to make it to the Little League World Series in three decades, notched a 2.4 rating on ESPN Thursday for its tournament opener at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The Tribune noted that the team’s opening victory drew bigger ratings than the Cubs and Sox have been averaging this season on Comcast SportsNet (a 1.5 and 1.4, respectively).
Jackie Robinson West plays Cumberland, Rhode Island, in an elimination game at 7 p.m. Monday on ESPN2.